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Hi, I have blood pressure 170/100 can I take pregabid 75 2 times a day. I am also taking trazalon 50, levipil 750 and naltima 50.
Good day doctor, I am 33 year old male & 6 months back my hba1c count was 7.3 & I was taking glycomet sr 500 for 6 months & now my hba1c count is 6.2. Do you recommend me to continue taking glycomet sr 500 or 6.2 is normal. If yes, till when I have to continue taking this tablet. What measures I have to take in order to maintain my hba1c count within the normal range.
Hi my daughter age is 19 bp level is low and heart rate is 105 range and hb range is 8 point and some time they feel nausea or fainting is it, serious or not and what should I do please tell me.
What is Abnormal Heart Rhythms?
An abnormal heart rhythm is an irregular heartbeat. It can occur with the normal heart rate, slow heart rate or with the rapid heart rate.
Symptoms of Abnormal Heart Rhythms-
- Fluttering in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Sensation of the heart racing
- Weakness or feeling very tired
Risk factors of Abnormal Heart Rhythms-
Complications of Abnormal Heart Rhythms-
- Risk of death
Diagnosis of Abnormal Heart Rhythms-
The following tests are done to diagnose Abnormal Heart Rhythms:
- Holter monitor
- Event monitor
- Stress test
- Cardiac catheterization
- Electrophysiology study (EPS)
- Head-up tilt table test
Treatment of Abnormal Heart Rhythms-
Acupuncture Treatment of Abnormal Heart Rhythms-
The pressure conducted with acupuncture helps relax the muscles and eliminate any built up stress that you may be experiencing. Acupressure allows you to treat yourself and relax different muscles and parts of your body.
Age 38 hba1c 9 weight 64 height 164 question 1.if I can maintain my fasting 120 and pp 150 for a month what will be my hba1c after a month? Question 2.if I donate 1 unit blood today. What would be my hba1c after 15 days?
I am 21 years old female. I am suffering from breathing problems and I take inhaler but l don't get any relief.
What is Palpitation?
Palpitation is a feeling of awareness of your own heart beat. It is usually described as heart rate being either too fast (racing), too slow or a sensation of missing a beat.
Types of palpitations?
- These palpitations occur as a response to physical or mental stress like exercise, fever, pain, fear, anxiety etc.
- They are harmless and settle on their own once the precipitating factors disappear. They do not require any medical treatment.
- These palpitations occur due to some underlying abnormality in either the structure of heart or the beating of heart.
- These can be dangerous and at times life threatening. They may or may not settle on their own and require some medical treatment.
Warning signs that suggest palpitations are abnormal?
Palpitations are abnormal, if they are associated with chest heaviness, chest pain, uneasiness, sweating, weakness, giddiness, feeling of black out, fainting, nausea, vomiting, seizures. Palpitations are more likely to be abnormal in people who have some existing heart disease and these patients should report to their doctor at the earliest.
What to do during palpitations?
- Stay calm.
- Call for help. If u are alone avoid driving, use a taxi or auto, go to your nearest hospital/doctor and try to get an ECG during the palpitations. If you are helping someone having palpitations, if they faint, call for help, start CPR if they remain unresponsive and take them to the nearest hospital.
Which doctor can treat palpitations?
Doctors who specialise in the treatment of palpitations are called Electrophysiologists. They specialise in heart rhythm and are capable of performing a variety of complex tests to identify and treat different types of palpitations.
Which investigations are used to diagnose palpitations?
- ECG: Taken during palpitations and when the patient is normal is a very helpful tool.
- Holter: Externally applied recorder, which continuously records heart rhythm for 24 hrs.
- ELR: Extended loop recorder, is like holter, but it records rhythm for longer durations.
- ILR: Internal loop recorder is attached within the body for recording rhythm for long duration.
- EPS: Electrophysiology study, is the most sure shot test to diagnose, identify and treat Palpitations.
What is EPS?
EPS stands for Electrophysiology study. By this test a trained Electrophysiologist studies the conduction and formation system of heart beat, to understand the source, cause and type of palpitation. It is a simple and safe procedure of 2 to 3 hours and can be done as a day care procedure (by admitting the patient for a few hours in hospital, with discharge on same day).
It requires fasting for 4 hrs, some standard blood investigations and is done with local anaesthesia and if required it can be combined with treatment like ablation in the same sitting.In the procedure Electrophysiologist take catheters into your heart to study and stimulate the palpitations and understand them. Once found they can use various techniques to stop the palpitations, the techniques are called Ablation.
What are the treatment options available for palpitations?
Treatment of palpitation depends upon underlying problems in each and every symptoms of the patient. There are many options depending upon the nature of palpitations and condition of the patient:
- Drug therapy
- Cardioversion where either a drug or electric shock is given to stop palpitations immediately.
Ablations using many sophisticated computer softwares
Device Therapy like ICD (Internal cardiac defibrillator)
Combination of all the above therapies.
Your Electrophysiologist and you as a team can make a choice about the options that will be best for you.